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President Nelson Extends Personal Invitation to General Conference

President Nelson Extends Personal Invitation to General Conference

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect lives and disrupt normal activities, Church President Russell M. Nelson shared an invitation to all people to join in General Conference this weekend through technology and to rejoice in the comforting power of the revealed truths of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Here is the full text of his invitation, as shared …

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Take a Closer Look at Why This Conference Will Be So Unforgettable

Take a Closer Look at Why This Conference Will Be So Unforgettable

As the semi-annual General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints draws close, a new video has been released. Entitled “Preparing for General Conference,” the video was created by the Church Newsroom and highlights why this Conference will be unlike any prior conference in the history of the Church.

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Church Updates Handbook Chapters on Youth & Primary

Church Updates Handbook Chapters on Youth & Primary

Under the direction of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published updates today, March 25, 2020, to chapters in its General Handbook about Aaronic Priesthood quorums, Young Women and Primary (the Church’s organization for children). The chapters are available in English online and in the Gospel Library app. General Handbook: Serving …

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First Presidency Temporarily Closes All Temples

All the LDS Temples Dedicated & Announced in 2017

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following letter March 25, 2020, to Latter-day Saints everywhere. See the latest updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Saints worldwide. Dear Brothers and Sisters, After careful and prayerful consideration, and with a desire to be responsible global citizens, we have decided to suspend all temple activity Churchwide …

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Church Releases “A Special Message for Unsettling Times”

Church Releases "A Special Message for Unsettling Times"

As a supplement to the April 2020 Ensign, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has created “A Special Message for Unsettling Times.” The article, available online here, addresses the current COVID-19 pandemic and provides multiple resources for individuals and families. “We have all been affected by the recent pandemic and other challenging events around the world,” the introduction …

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Early Releases for Latter-day Saint Missionaries Announced

Early Releases for Latter-day Saint Missionaries Announced

According to a news report from Deseret News, thousands of Latter-day Saint missionaries will be officially released from their callings as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world. Though no access to the original report is available at this time, Deseret News reports the following missionaries will be released: • All elders serving in the U.S. and Canada …

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Here Are the Self-Isolation Guidelines for Missionaries

Here Are the Self-Isolation Guidelines for Missionaries

As missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints return to their home countries amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Church leaders have released the following guidelines for self-isolation for these missionaries. As many missionaries return home in the coming weeks due to the COVID-19 outbreak, they will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of where they traveled …

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Additional Adjustments Made to General Conference

Additional Adjustments Made to General Conference

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent the following letter March 19, 2020, to Latter-day Saints around the world. Dear Brothers and Sisters, As we have seen the many changes around the world because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made adjustments to missionary service, temple work, and …

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